Below we have hand picked a selection of ten good accommodation choices for your stay in Sydney. These hotels range from 2 to 4 star and while they each have strengths and weaknesses, they all offer good value for their location and amenities. We start with a couple of budget properties just outside Central Sydney but close to at least one train station for easy travel to the city centre. The balance are in the city centre and move up the scale in amenities, as you go down the page. For Sydney, they are modestly priced.
If visiting during peak season or popular events, we recommend booking your room 2 to 3 months in advance. If none of our picks are available for your chosen dates you are sure to find something suitable on Booking.com.
Macleay Lodge Sydney
Address: 71 Macleay Street
Nearby Train Station: Kings Cross Station
Amenities: Private Bathrooms, satellite TV, laundry service, air conditioning.
Mini Review: If you are okay with shared bathrooms, this hotel is very well priced for the budget traveller. Offering basic, but clean and comfortable accommodation that is within an 8 minute walk of Kings Cross Station providing easy access to the CBD and Sydney's many attractions. It is also close to picturesque Elizabeth Bay and within easy walking distance of the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. There is wireless internet available on site. Rooms include microwave ovens and cable television.
Royal Exhibition Hotel
Address: 86 Chalmers Street Surry Hills
Near Train Station: Sydney Central Station
Amenities: Bar/lounge, restaurant, refrigerator, coffee maker, wireless internet, TV, air conditioned, private bathrooms.
Mini Review: If you are looking for great value on a Sydney hotel near Central Station, this updated boutique style hotel located right across the street puts you in the perfect location for exploring both central Sydney and the outlying areas. The free CBD shuttle bus is just a short walk away as well. This hotel is located on a nice tree lined street and right across from a small park as well. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but not breakfast, however there are numerous other cafes within steps of the hotel. Receives very good reviews from verified guests. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms for an additional fee. You should reserve your room well ahead as this is a small property.
Mariners Court Hotel
Address: 44-50 McElhone Street
Nearby Transport: Kings Cross Station
Amenities: Bar/Lounge, refrigerator, Coffeemaker, High-speed internet, Cable/Satellite TV
Mini Review: Mariners Court Hotel is a nice air conditioned boutique hotel that offers extra value with an included continental breakfast. All rooms have ensuite baths and include a fridge and coffee/tea-maker. You will also enjoy the outdoor patio areas. This property is just steps away from the scenic Woolloomoolo Bay and its numerous waterfront restaurants. It is also just a short walk from the Art Gallery of NSW and the famous Royal Botanic Gardens. The Central Business District and its many attractions are also within a reasonable walking distance or you can take the train from Kings Cross Station which is just an 8 minute walk from the hotel. Note that all rooms are non-smoking.
Address: 27-33 Wentworth Avenue
Near Public Transport: Sydney Trains: Central and Museum Station; Light Rail: Capitol Square
Amenities: Restaurant, mini bar, fridge, High-speed internet, TV, private bath.
Mini Review: If you are looking for the consistent quality and reliability associated with a large chain like Travelodge, this hotel will give you all of that plus a great location in the heart of Sydney. Close to all modes of public transport including the CBD Free Shuttle Bus. Also within walking distance of many popular Sydney attractions. The breakfast is good, but pricey. Unfortunately internet is not free and is not available in all rooms.
Megaboom City Hotel
Address: Level 1, 93 York St
Nearby Public Transport: St. James or Town Hall Station
Amenities: Free Hi-speed WiFi, Flat-screen TV, Air Conditioning, Private Bathrooms, Safe box, Daily Housekeeping.
Mini Review: Like they say in real estate, it's all about location, and the Megaboom City Hotel has it hands down - at a reasonable price too. Perhaps that's why it is one of the most popular hotels in Sydney. It's close to a couple of train stations, but who cares when you can walk to just about every major attraction in the city. Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussuads, Wild Life Sydney, Sydney Tower, Hyde Park, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Town Hall, Chinatown, Royal Botanic Garden, The Rocks - I can go on and on, are all within walking distance. You can't get more centrally located than that.
Holiday Inn Potts Point
Address: 203 Victoria Street
Near Public Transport :Kings Cross
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, 24 hour Front Desk, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Bar, Gym, Laundry service, Concierge, Ensuite bathroom with tub and shower, TV, Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea, Safe box, Mini bar, Hairdryer, Connecting rooms
Mini Review: This well run Holiday Inn is in a great location and has good sized rooms and ensuite bathrooms. It's located right at Kings Cross Train Station for easy access to anywhere in Sydney, but you'll also find many attractions located withing easy walking distance. Some of these include the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australian Museum and Hyde Park. Many rooms boast fabulous views as well. An all round great choice with excellent ratings.
Metro Hotel on Pitt
Address: 300 Pitt Street
Nearby Public Transport: Sydney Trains: Town Hall and Museum Station; Light Rail: Capitol Square
Amenities: Restaurant, room service, bar/lounge, fridge, coffeemaker, TV, wireless internet, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, concierge, tour desk, laundry service, private bathrooms, air conditioned, non-smoking hotel.
Mini Review: Located right in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, the Metro Hotel is a very short walk from many Sydney attractions including Sydney Tower, Town Hall, The Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park, Chinese Garden, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and many more. You will enjoy great shopping in Sydney's famous Pitt Street Mall. You are also just steps away from public transport including Sydney Trains and the Free CBD Shuttle Bus which will whisk you up to Circular Quay in a jiffy where you can catch a Ferry or explore many more nearby attractions.
Address: 57 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
Nearby Train Station: Central Train Station
Amenities: Wi-Fi, 42" Flat-screen TV, 24 hour Desk, Gym, Spa, Laundry service, Concierge, Safe box, Daily Housekeeping.
Mini Review: This modern and stylish boutique hotel is located in Surrey Hills just a short walk from Central Station where you can easily catch a Train north into the CBD. Even if you walk, it's only 30 minutes to Circular Quay. Chinatown, Paddy's Market and Hyde Park are all within easy walking distance. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better rated hotel in this price range.
Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place
Address: 1 Hosking Place
Nearby Public Transport: Martin Place
Amenities: 24 Hour front desk, Kitchen with MIcrowave, Fridge and Dishwasher, In-room Laundry, Flat-screen Cable TV, CD Player, Coffee/Tea Maker, Babysittiing, Laundry Service
Mini Review: The Medina Serviced Apartments offer 4 star amenities in the heart of the CDB and close to the train. We highly recommend this property if you like to save money by preparing some of your own meals. Eating out during your vacation adds up very quickly. The fully equipped kitchen and in suite laundry can make it less expensive staying here than many lower priced properties. They also have a fitness centre and offer massage and babysitting services. Nearby attractions include the Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, Sydney Tower, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Art Gallery of NSW and more. Because of the central location you'll be able to walk to any of them. If there is any downside, it is that you have to pay extra for Wi-Fi.
Travelodge Phillip Street Sydney City Hotel
Address: 165 Phillip Street
Nearby Public Transport: Sydney Trains: Martin Place and St. James Station
Amenities: Restaurant, bar/lounge, kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, tour desk, wireless internet, satellite TV, pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness Centre, laundry service, air conditioned.
Mini Review: If you want to be sure of getting the consistent quality and standards associated with Travelodge and be in an ideal location in the heart of Sydney's many attractions, then this 4 star hotel is a good choice. There are hardly any attractions in Central Sydney that are not within a reasonable walking distance of this hotel and it is just a short walk to Sydney Train Stations and the Circular Quay Ferry Wharves giving you a great start for longer excursions and day trips. Rooms are well appointed with individual climate control. The kitchenette with fridge, microwave and coffeemaker can help you save on meals during your vacation.
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Address: 4 Wentworth Ave
Nearby Public Transport: Sydney Trains: Museum Station
Amenities: 24 hour Front Desk, Restaurant/cafe, Bar, Laundry service, Concierge, Shower, TV, Free WiFi, Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea, Safe box, Mini bar, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Daily Housekeeping.
Mini Review: Best Western generally deliver good value on accommodations and this one does not dissappoint. You'll find clean updated rooms and large updated bathrooms. Rooms with kitchenettes are also available - great for longer stays. The location at the south end of Hyde Park is very central - an ideal base for exploring and sightseeing around the city. This hotel is in demand and rooms can be scarce. Use our Hotelfinder to snag a great deal on this one.
Russell Hotel In The Rocks
Address: 143A George Street
Nearby Public Transport: Sydney Trains and Ferries: Circular Quay
Amenities: Restaurant/cafe, Bar, Terrace, Garden, Laundry service, Shower, TV, Free Wi-Fi, Coffee/Tea, Safe box, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Airport shuttle
Mini Review: When you visit Sydney, it is pretty certain you'll want to spend a considerable amount of time exploring the historic Rocks. Built in 1887, the Russell Hotel In The Rocks is a part of that history. It's surrounded by all manner of things to see and do and only a 2 minute walk from Circular Quay where you can enjoy a ride on a Sydney Ferry or take the train to other parts of the city. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The hotel has a lovely rooftop terrace where you can enjoy spectacular views. When booking be aware that the lowest priced rooms have shared baths.
If you like to prepare some of your own meals during your vacation you can save a lot on the cost of dining. Hotels with a kitchenette or apartment style accommodations are great for this and we have included one of each at the bottom of our list. Be sure to visit Booking.com to see the many other options that are available in Sydney